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The Welwitschia mirabilis
The Welwitschia mirabilis
Mesembryanthemum simplex, 1793
Mesembryanthemum simplex, 1793
Artocarpus altilis
Artocarpus altilis
Baobab near the bank of the Lue (Adansonia digitata)
Baobab near the bank of the Lue (Adansonia digitata)
RBG Kew expedition to Cameroon
RBG Kew expedition to Cameroon
The result of three days seed collecting in SW. Burkina Faso
The result of three days seed collecting in SW. Burkina Faso
Baobab trees between San and Mopti
Baobab trees between San and Mopti
Mesembryanthemum digitatum, 1772-1793
Mesembryanthemum digitatum, 1772-1793
Sir Peter Crane of RBG Kew
Sir Peter Crane of RBG Kew
Ernest Henry Wilson
Ernest Henry Wilson
Joseph Rock (1884-1962)
Joseph Rock (1884-1962)
Henry Ridley and houseboat, Kuala Tembeling, Malaysia, 1911
Henry Ridley and houseboat, Kuala Tembeling, Malaysia, 1911
Baobab near the bank of the Lue (Adansonia digitata) Featured Image

Baobab near the bank of the Lue (Adansonia digitata)

Oil on canvas. Inscribed in paint on verso of canvas BAOBAB near the bank of the Lue, a tributary of the Zambesi River above Kabrabasi. It seems to consist of three original stems now united as they have grown up. The whole group is 17 yards in circumference and two of the stems now united In 18 feet from the ground 13 yards. Novr 27 1858'. The painting was executed around seven months later at Tete. This particular tree was observed by Baines while accompanying Dr. David Livingstone on his Zambesi Expedition. Livingstone set out to explore the rapids at Kebrabasa, finally reaching them on the 9th November 1858. Of the surrounding topography he noted, The country, between Tette and Panda Mokua, where navigation ends, is well wooded and hilly on both banks...Conspicuous among the trees, for its gigantic size, and bark coloured exactly like Egyptian syenite, is the burly Baobab. It often makes other trees of the forest look like mere bushes in comparison

© RBG KEW

John Davenport Snowden and wife, Uganda 1916
John Davenport Snowden and wife, Uganda 1916
Pioneers Cabin at the base of a Sequoiadendron giganteum
Pioneers Cabin at the base of a Sequoiadendron giganteum
CNSF staff seed collecting from Pterocarpus erinaceus, Dinderess
CNSF staff seed collecting from Pterocarpus erinaceus, Dinderess
Plant portrait Combretum fragrans
Plant portrait Combretum fragrans
Seed pods of Entada abyssinica, north of Banfora
Seed pods of Entada abyssinica, north of Banfora
Miombo woodland in
Miombo woodland in
Adansonia digitata L. (Baobab or Upside-down tree)
Adansonia digitata L. (Baobab or Upside-down tree)
Kew Plant Collector
Kew Plant Collector
RBG Kews Expeditions and Partnerships
RBG Kews Expeditions and Partnerships
Seed Collection in the Namibian Desert
Seed Collection in the Namibian Desert
Studying Kniphofia (red hot pokers) on an RBG Kew expedition to Malawi
Studying Kniphofia (red hot pokers) on an RBG Kew expedition to Malawi
Plant hunter, Mozambique, southern Africa
Plant hunter, Mozambique, southern Africa
Adansonia digitata L. (Baobab or Upside-down tree) Featured Image

Adansonia digitata L. (Baobab or Upside-down tree)

Watercolour, gouache and pencil field sketch on paper. Inscribed by Baines in pencil on recto The Big tree a M.... or Baobab at Marma Kahuwe Dec 29 1861 10am, T. Baines. about one days journey from Lake Ngami'. The inscription possibly reads Moana or Baobab, as this is how James Chapman refers to the tree in his journals [spelt mowana in Setswana]. Chapman noted that the tree was named Marma Kahuwe after a local native Chieftain. The tree appears on Baines's published Map of the Route in his journal as The Big tree, a Mowana or Baobab, Mamakahooie, approximately 20 miles south-west of Lake Ngami. The circumference of this tree was measured at around 70 feet. A stereoscopic photograph of the same tree, probably taken by Chapman, is held in Kew's collections

© The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

RBG Kew botanists expedition to Mozambique
RBG Kew botanists expedition to Mozambique
RBG Kew expedition to Malawi
RBG Kew expedition to Malawi
Michiel van Slageren and the team collecting Scirpus and Cyperus
Michiel van Slageren and the team collecting Scirpus and Cyperus
Herbarium preparation of Ipomoea eriocarpa in the field
Herbarium preparation of Ipomoea eriocarpa in the field
RBG Kew botanists Expedition to Jordan
RBG Kew botanists Expedition to Jordan
RBG Kew expedition to the British Virgin Islands, 2000
RBG Kew expedition to the British Virgin Islands, 2000
Plant Pressing in Camp, Brunei
Plant Pressing in Camp, Brunei
Logging, Malaysia
Logging, Malaysia
Flooding, Papua Province 1998
Flooding, Papua Province 1998
Deforestation in Brunei
Deforestation in Brunei
William Turrill botanising
William Turrill botanising
Kewites and wives Kampala, Uganda, 1923
Kewites and wives Kampala, Uganda, 1923
Kewites and wives Kampala, Uganda, 1923 Featured Image

Kewites and wives Kampala, Uganda, 1923

This group photograph of "Kewites and wives" was taken in Kampala, Uganda, in 1923. Second from the right: John Davenport Snowden, with his wife, centre. Arthur Marshall (back row far right) was the pony boy in Kew Gardens but after attending lectures he obtained the Kew certificate and was elected honorary member of the Ugandan Branch; his wife is seated in front of him. The third woman, Dorothy Halkerston, sits in front of her husband Donald Halkerston, chair of the Ugandan Branch of the Kew Guild

© RBG KEW

Arthur Hill, Director of Kew 1922-41
Arthur Hill, Director of Kew 1922-41
Alexander Wollaston
Alexander Wollaston
Hands holding Combretum fragrans seeds
Hands holding Combretum fragrans seeds
Hands with Bixa orellana seeds
Hands with Bixa orellana seeds
Sandunes between Sesriem to Sossusvlei
Sandunes between Sesriem to Sossusvlei
Sandunes
Sandunes
Acacia erioloba
Acacia erioloba
Collecting Sesamum abbreviatum
Collecting Sesamum abbreviatum
Petrified sandunes near to Namib lodge
Petrified sandunes near to Namib lodge
Kuiseb river canyon
Kuiseb river canyon
EXP MUL 20070520AM166
EXP MUL 20070520AM166
mulanje cedar
mulanje cedar